Purple Blooms

Amidst shattered dreams
And puddle of tears,
Monsoon from heavens
Rains on Hopelessness!
Sorrows of the soil
Churns from deep within,
Pushing to rise above grief,
Embrace purple pleasures
And live once more!

©2020 Piyush Singh

The Purpose of Fear

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When there is nothing left in the world worth seeing then the man looks towards God!

The making of time cannot be avoided. Only our sense of understanding it can change.

So quickly Year 2020 brought August to us that we hardly prepared ourselves to welcome it. Infact, nobody seems to care about it’s coming. The ravages 2020 brought to us is far from over.

Since we are running slow with all the fears engulfing us amid Covid 19 pandemic, we are hardly noticing the ticking of clock. But the time will not stop even if we cease to exist.

People are fed up now and the virus is peaking. They want to enjoy the freedom though time and again they are jolted by the fear of the virus which brings their sense back.

A certain incident happened which brought a rare smile on many faces. I was outside a grocery store and the keeper was struggling to persuade the crowd to maintain social distancing, they made a herd like bees.

They were relentless and stupidly ignoring the virus looming around them. I took it on myself to teach them a lesson. I marched towards the most belligerent one who was arguing at the top of his voice. I told him to calm down and follow social distancing as it is for everyone’s safety.

But then he confronted me and asked, “Excuse me gentleman, who are you to teach me wisdom? “

I chuckled and observed many faces attacking me with their looks though the shopkeeper looked at me with hope, the hope of saving him from that chaos.

I replied, “I am no one but a victim “.
Everyone got confused, they became curious and I prepared myself to give them a final blow.

I finally revealed, “I have just returned from 14 days of quarantine”.

The words echoed like fire through kerosene. As soon as I said it the most belligerent one jumped few feet backwards and the others followed too. The entire crowd was shell shocked.

They were suddenly haunted by the virus. I became their virus though I was lying. My weapon was fear which brought their senses back.

It brought smiles on the face of the shopkeeper and many onlookers. And everyone came back to their civilised best and followed social distancing .

I guess that’s the purpose of fear. It really makes us feel alive. It injects a sudden thrill which we need from time to time in order to comprehend life in its purest form.
That’s the true message of this pandemic, slow down, amend your ways and feel the precious life which we ignore very often.

Gratitude

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Do you see what I see,
When I see through the lens,
The lens that magnifies
The goodness amidst chaos?

Do you feel what I feel
When I am Cleansed
With the potion of kindness,
Ignoring bruises of toxic thoughts?

Yes, I am transformed,
Hammered with feathery blows
The touch of Gratitude
Which reveals the treasures I have!

©2020 Piyush Singh


I am grateful to all the people who gave so much to me in spite of my ignorance. I am grateful to all the things nature has given to me in spite of my apathy.


Though I will never be satisfied and desire for more because it is my weakness to be seduced by worldly things. And for that, forgive me. I am just a mere soul trying to outshine the dark!

Mystery blogger award

I am deeply humbled to be nominated by drpassenger or Poshan Belbase for this award. He has a nice blog on poetry, Travel tips and other amazing work. So if you are travelling to Nepal, his valuable tips may come handy. He is a budding blogger so support him and follow him here https://halfmelody.wordpress.com/


Sunshine blogger Award

I have been nominated by Nida Khan and Benjamin for this award. I am grateful for their precious support in my blogging journey so far.

Follow Nida’s valuable and motivational insights by following her blog here https://iamnidakhan.wordpress.com/


Benjamin is really an Alchemist of thoughts and words, the way he transforms emotions into words is amazing. Follow his mesmerizing work here https://benjamin-grossman.com/

Vincent Ehindero award

I have been nominated by Kay Daisy for this award. I am deeply humbled to be nominated by such an amazing poetess. Her lovely poems can enchant anyone. Follow her magical world of poetry and thoughts here https://bluehuesin.wordpress.com/2020/07/21/tender-and-strong-willed/


Kennedy award of excellence

I have been nominated by Ranjhini Madhwan for this award quite some time ago. I am sorry for the delay. She has a blog on her temple visits and some deep insights on her spiritual journey. Follow her blog here https://httpranjustraveldiaries.travel.blog/

In the Present

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When you get so engrossed in something which can either be a job in hand or the thing which you love to do most, you lose track of time.

Or in other words you don’t feel the passing of time and you hardly care about it’s existence when you are lost in your current job. You exist in the ‘Now’.

This is living in the present when you don’t worry about the future and don’t regret over your past. This is how a life should be lived.

A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future – Albert Einstein

Liberation

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It is not appropriate to determine age of a man in years, the age of a man should be determined by the number of sacrifices he make.

From an ineffable symphony
To a cacophonic illusion
The world I attach to
Is my spirit’s confusion.

Through out my life
I laugh with my blind ego.
And when there is time
I refuse to let it go.

How pity it is
We lose our true identity.
With what we have,
We take nothing to eternity!

To a spiritual realm
From a material chaos
It’s a joyous liberation
From bodily tribulations!

©2020 Piyush Singh

My thoughts- Dark web series

The biggest weakness of mortals is their attachment though in many ways it becomes our strength too.


When they come to this world, they create bonds, get attached to that bond firmly and then they try to fight against every possibility of losing that.


But since man is mortal he is bound to lose that bond, death is inevitable. The grief of losing someone is so profound that man strongly desires to defy time and travel back in past to undo the fate.


But when he comes to know that he cannot undo fate, there is no free will to that, he either wants to end the endless suffering of time or wants to keep living with attachments in the circle of time. This is the basic theme of this mind boggling, never seen before, brilliantly executed science-fiction drama.


If you haven’t watched it yet, don’t wait and delve into this mesmerizing world of time travel, taking you across multiverse.


It’s a perfect blend of science and Philosophy which is deeply embedded in the plot, poetically told on screen. For me it is the best of Netflix right now.

Science shows us the path, Philosophy shows us how to live that path. Both are significant for each other.

Earthly Loop

Here I am flourishing once more,
Fluttering in the earthly loop.
Echoing through the day,
Existing for one more day!

Bathing in the morning glow,
Breathing life which eventually grows
With every breath I take,
With every tiring step I take!

Oblivious of the destination,
I carry on to that path unknown.
With a dream in my restless heart,
To get that calming sleep at last!

©2020 Piyush Singh

Understanding Free Will

Many believe that our paths are laid out long before we are born and continue to another after we perish.

Is it true that our lives are predetermined? Is it right to say that we are puppets of a higher order?


In the world of Artificial Intelligence and robotics, the brain is coded to perform certain predetermined tasks. This system never deters from it’s command when it is left to perform since it doesn’t have conscience.


But with humans this may or May not be true. Let’s try to understand this.


There are 2 things predetermined for us- Life itself and death, the beginning and the end. There is no free will to control that. But everything in between is quite bewildering. We come across so many people throughout our lives, live in different surroundings and are influenced by these elements in some or the other way. These influences affect us to take different paths as per our motivations.


In a way we constantly deter from our usual course and work or behave under the influence of something throughout our lives. This cannot be coded by someone before our lives. Here we can say that free will exists in the form of collective consciousness.


But does free will means we can bounce back and fourth in time as per our freedom?

Some scientists will say we can, we just need to grow with our knowledge. But for now we think that time is linear, it proceeds uniformly, Eternally into infinity.
There is no beginning and end in the never ending circle of time. Past, present and future are just illusions in that circle where you can’t differentiate which is which.


If we know our fate in the future would it force us to take decisions to change that?

Well in absolute or broader terms we at least know that we are going to die one day. So all our decisions may take different paths but all those paths would lead to the same point, death. The Circle of time will continue, life to death, death to life, past to future and future to past. But there are some hard questions to answer.

If life and death are inevitable and the end result is death then what we do in between may not be significant .

What’s our purpose then? Our existential crisis?


Here’s my opinion-
When you look at the celestial bodies like Sun and Earth, when you look at nature, trees and plants, you will see that irrespective of their fate they carry on to do their job that is to create light and sustain life .They live in the present and fulfil their purpose that is to Give.


A life has no meaning if it doesn’t touches another life positively. Love, Compassion, empathy, humility, kindness and respect give meaning to a life, give purpose to our lives. The happiness which we feel when we do something for others.


If we live in the hearts of the generation to come then we live forever, this is our free will. The contentment which it brings is too great to express in terms of science.


Our existence depends on both science and philosophy, both are significant. Science shows us the path, Philosophy teaches us how to live that path. This is our absolute purpose even if there is nothing absolute in the universe.


So free will exists in between life and death, it is our present which gives us the ultimate boon of free will.
We may not be present in the form of matter in the future but our existence may survive in time through our Karma in the hearts of others. And maybe that Karma is the God we question so often!


Live in the present, stay blessed!